Important Qualities to Look for in an Oriental Rug Restoration Specialist

June 1, 2016


Diverse Oriental rugs come from across the Eurasian supercontinent. With unique designs and weaves come unique cleaning needs, which is why choosing the right Oriental rug restoration specialist is so important:

  • Prioritize Experience: Oriental rugs are precious gifts from the past. Don’t allow a non-professional carpet cleaner to tarnish that legacy through inexperience. Always trust the restoration of your fine rugs to a cleaner with decades of practice and skill. A versed rug cleaner should be knowledgeable on effective and traditional cleaning techniques. They can also offer in-depth advice on how to care for your carpet at home.
  • Seek Reputable Services: When considering a rug restoration specialist, be sure to investigate the business’ reputation. The Better Business Bureau registry is a good place to start. If you have other friends with Oriental rugs, then consider word of mouth suggestions as well. Antique rugs are priceless heirlooms worth being protected. When meeting with a company, ask about the techniques and products they use to clean your rug. Knowledge, transparency, and politeness are good indicators of a respectable rug specialist you can trust.
  • Inquire about Certification: A quality restoration specialist will hire staff members certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC). Certified rug cleaning specialists pass meticulous testing in order to earn their certification, which is based on material, geographic specialties, design, and construction. An IICRC certificate guarantees that your rugs are cleaned and restored by a master of his or her cleaning craft.


When the tassels, bindings, and fringe of your carpet begin to fray, it is likely time for a repair. Working with a woven rug specialist like Hadeed Oriental Rug Cleaning can help restore your rug to its luxurious prime. Call us at (703) 241-1111 or visit our website for more information.

Tips for Caring for Your Handmade Antique Rug

May 26, 2016


Masterfully woven antique handmade rugs are designed to last for centuries. With these tips and regular maintenance, your rug will continue to complement your home:

  • Vacuum Regularly: Accumulated dirt can cause an antique rug to wear much faster than normal. As dirt builds up, it filters down into the fibers of the rug. The deeper the dirt gathers, the more quickly it will wear the rug. Vacuuming should be done on a weekly basis, removing dirt from both sides of the rug. Regular vacuuming will also protect your rug from hungry moths and beetle larvae. In order to avoid damaging your rug, avoid the use of power brushes that can strip the surface of your rug.
  • Remove Wrinkles: Wrinkles may appear after shipping or folding and should be resolved immediately. Prolonged wrinkling can cause extra wear on the ridges of your rug. To resolve them, begin by rolling the carpet as tightly as possible. Unroll it slowly, repeating the process until you’ve smoothed it out. For particularly relentless wrinkles, use a steam iron with a wool setting to lightly press the wrinkle away.
  • Stop Spills from Setting: After a spill, maintenance should be applied immediately. The longer the spill sets, the more likely there will be permanent staining. Blotting should always be your first step. Paper towels are effective for removing much of the liquid. If the spill is water-soluble and the rug is water safe, then continue to add water to the spot to dilute the stain. For urine stains, dilute with water and white vinegar. After diluting, blot the stain to remove. If the stain can’t be removed after a few cycles of this pattern, then your rug may need the help of a professional. 


Oriental area rugs add a charm to your home that is truly unique. Learn more ways to make your antique rug last by contacting Hadeed Oriental Rug Cleaning at (703) 241-1111. Our wall-to-wall carpet cleaning service has helped thousands of DC residents repair and restore their homes.

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May 16, 2016


Oriental rugs are fantastic pieces of art that use weave deigns derived from several cultural influences. Learning more about Oriental weave design allows collectors to appreciate the evolution of the craft. For more information, call Hadeed Oriental Rug Cleaning at (703) 241-1111.

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May 12, 2016


Oriental rugs are fantastic pieces of art that use weave deigns derived from several cultural influences. Learning more about Oriental weave design allows collectors to appreciate the evolution of the craft. For more information, call Hadeed Oriental Rug Cleaning at (703) 241-1111.

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Rug Cleaning and Repair Service: Oriental Rug Specialist Washington, D.C.

May 6, 2016

True antique Oriental rugs require a restoration technician with specialized knowledge and a keen eye for detail. This documentary follows the experiences of the Hadeed family and their 50 years of experience working with Oriental rugs.

This video follows a typical carpet cleaning by Hadeed Oriental Rug Cleaning in Washington, D.C. Special shampoos and meticulous hand washing combine to make the recipe for deep cleaning success. The video also displays Hadeed’s all natural drying process.

Washington, D.C. residents have access to great Oriental rug care resources. Hadeed Oriental Rug Cleaning offers comprehensive rug cleaning services for Turkish, Persian, and other Oriental-style area rugs. To learn more about our cleaning and restoration process, visit us online or call (703) 241-1111.


How Persian Rugs Are Made

May 4, 2016

The industry of fine hand-woven rugs is one of the oldest in the world. This video explores more about how these ancient treasures are constructed.

This documentary follows the story of tapestry expert Hans Boujaran. He describes designing rugs in his homeland of Iran and his eventual travels to New York. Next, Boujaran explains the ancient process he uses in weaving and producing beautiful Persian rugs.

Persian and other rugs from the Kurdistan and Azerbjaizan regions are works of art requiring careful cleaning and restoration. With over 50 years of experience, Hadeed Oriental Rug Cleaning can safely clean and repair the most delicate Oriental rugs. For contact information, visit us on the Web or call (703) 241-1111.


Common Reasons Why Oriental Rugs Require Repair

April 30, 2016


The craftsmanship and advanced techniques of ancient civilizations help authentic Oriental rugs last for decades. However, some problems go beyond regular wear and tear and require the assistance of a veteran carpet cleaner:

  • Water Damage: With repeat exposure to water, cotton threads can become weakened and rot. Moisture weakens connections between the horizontal and vertical threads that keep the carpet together. Unusual stiffness felt when rolling or folding the carpet is typically a sign that water damage that has already occurred. Homeowners should listen for the snap of brittle fibers that have dried improperly after suffering water damage.
  • Pet Attacks: Dogs and pets that habitually scratch are big threats to an Oriental rug. Their sharp and durable claws are capable of slicing and cutting through even the tightest weaves. Pet urine is also a unique challenge for Oriental rugs, as the impacts on fibers are more akin to a chemical spill than simple liquid damage. The extremely high ammonia content in pet urine will chemically bond with the fibers of a rug if left to set. This makes pet urine stains extremely difficult to remove without professional help.
  • Insect Invasions: Mysterious cobwebs and sandy debris are two signs that you may have a moth problem. Moths themselves will not eat your carpet, but the hundreds of larvae that lay in your carpet fibers will. An infestation could easily spread to and damage other carpets. Also, watch for signs of carpet beetles whose larvae will similarly target the natural fibers in your rugs. The damage these critters can do to rugs is extensive and will likely require professional restoration services.

 A bit of maintenance and conscious planning can prevent most uneven wear and sun damage. For the repair problems that put your rug at stake, rely on the experience and skill of the carpet-cleaning experts at Hadeed Oriental Rug Cleaning. Call us at (703) 241-1111 today to schedule an appointment.

“A Clean Home With Clean Carpet Is A Healthier Place To Live.”

April 27, 2016

A clean home is a healthy home. But often times we miss a lot of the dirt that is hiding in our carpets. It’s important for the health of our families to keep carpets clean. Hadeed carpet has been cleaning and mending carpets and area rugs for over 55 years. Keeping your rugs thoroughly clean also keeps them looking like new.

Hadeed Carpet specializes in Persian handmade oriental area rugs whichever loosely laid rugs you may have in your home we handle. Hadeed Carpet hand washes rugs in our cleaning plant just as we always have. We started our Wall to Wall carpet cleaning division around 30 years ago. Our main goal is to get all of the pollen and allergens out of your carpet so that people can feel healthier.


“A clean home with clean carpet is a healthier place to live.” – Joe Hadeed


For more information on Oriental rug repair or wall-to-wall carpet cleaning in the Washington, D.C. area, call Hadeed Oriental Rug Cleaning at (703) 241-1111.

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April 24, 2016


Oriental rugs are beautiful and full of history that has touched your life. Use these sites to take care of your rug so it continues to look great for years to come. Hadeed Oriental Rug Cleaning can restore and make your rugs look new and beautiful again. Care for the treasures within which the history of your families is woven, and ready them to please the next generation

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 For more information on Oriental rug repair or wall-to-wall carpet cleaning in the Washington, D.C. area, call Hadeed Oriental Rug Cleaning at (703) 241-1111.